Kids love animals. They love stories, too. Bring the two together, mix in a little science, and you suddenly have a potent teaching tool, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
We live in a world where science and technology are driving forces, shaping the trajectory of human culture. From climate change to energy resources to doping in sports, how should the science we discover inform policy and politics?
Sometimes a fake cigarette is real. Commentator Alva Noë on why the debate over banning electronic cigarettes turns more on the use of symbols than it does on the facts.
What happens when you ask a lot of really smart people what worries them? You get lots of very good reasons to worry about the future of our civilization and planet. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser is your guide to this fascinating exercise in intellectual anxiety.
As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, commentator Barbara J. King suggests that we can combine attention to issues of gay rights and animal welfare with full-out enjoyment of the skill and dedication shown by the athletes in competition.
Communicating science inevitably involves a trade off between brevity and nuance. Commentator Tania Lombrozo confronts the dilemma with a 140-character challenge.
The real dilemma we face from climate change is keeping this machine we call civilization working in a rapidly changing natural world. Nature, life, will survive and thrive, regardless of what happens to humanity, says commentator Adam Frank.
A permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa sold for $350,000 at auction. Commentator Barbara J. King says we should look for ways other than charity hunts to support wildlife conservation.
Recent reporting on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has commentator Adam Frank questioning his views on the subject. At what point must belief in an ideal crumble in the face of evidence?
Cows and dogs, a dolphin and a sea turtle: Come join with commentator Barbara J. King as she counts down four of her favorite animal rescues from 2013.
Few people have even a rudimentary understanding of the mechanisms driving global warming. Do you? Commentator Tania Lombrozo would like to introduce you to a new resource that makes it easy to grasp the basics of climate change.